Public-Private Partnerships

Several decades after the introduction and promotion by powerful international organizations and bilateral donors of PPPs in education, the reciprocal influence of the public and private sectors has seen the two sectors come to behave similarly in many regards. The close collaboration between the public and private for-profit sectors, advanced as part and parcel of managerial reforms, has blurred the boundaries of how the two types of providers conceive, design, and speak of basic educational services and goods. How are policies of privatisation proposed and implemented by the public sector? What are the consequences, both short term and long term, of this intersection of the private and public sectors for education?

NORRAG’s work on Public-Private Partnerships encourages the production of knowledge and engagement of a range of stakeholders around the issue of private involvement in education, including publications, conferences, and consultations.

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News and Events

Pre-order now “The State, Business, and Education: Public-Private Partnerships Revisited”, available October 2018

NORRAG’s upcoming open-access book “The State, Business, and Education: Public-Private Partnerships Revisited”, edited by Gita Steiner-Khamsi, NORRAG Director and Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Graduate Institute, and Alexandra Draxler, NORRAG Senior Advisor is expected for publication during October 2018. This is the first volume in a new...
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Resource Library

NORRAG SPECIAL ISSUE 01: The Right to Education Movements and Policies: Promises and Realities (January 2018)

NORRAG NEWS #41: The New Politics of Partnership: Peril or Promise? (December 2008)

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